Weekend junk food and cooking for bento

Brunch: Hungry Jack’s. I had a cheeseburger and fries.

Hungry Jack's Cheeseburger and fries

Burgers never look like they do in the ads, do they? But looking at this, I still wanted to bite into it and taste that flame-grilled beef and gooey melted cheese…

Hungry Jack's Cheeseburger

…right after I lifted the lid to show you the burger innards.

Hungry Jack's Cheeseburger innards

The fries were a little overdone, but not bad otherwise.

Hungry Jack's fries

Jac had a crispy chicken wrap. Wraps look pretty boring when you haven’t bitten into them to reveal the fillings within.

Crispy chicken wrap

In the toasted tortilla: crispy crumbed chicken fillets, shredded lettuce and mayonnaise. I had a couple of bites – yum! The coating on the chicken was really crispy! I want to have one of these to myself next time I go to HJ’s. There’s not enough chicken in it, though.

Crispy chicken wrap innards

In the afternoon, Jac made tuna and potato patties and balls for bento. I don’t have a recipe to give you for this, but they consist of mashed potato, tinned tuna, peas, carrots, chopped green beans, and egg. I know some of you want recipes for the dishes Jac cooks, but because she usually just creates her dishes without recipes, there’s often not one to give you. I don’t expect her to do extra “work” for my blog unless she feels like it, so sometimes there’ll be recipes to share, sometimes there won’t. :) I will always share our recipes with you guys if there are any to share. I never set out to have a recipe blog, mainly as it’s a lot of additional work I/we just don’t have time for. As it is, this blog takes a lot of time and work to maintain – to be honest, I’m currently struggling to juggle exercise, bento and blogging, along with the usual household routine (maybe I should just say “life”!) and spending time with Jac. I’ll keep struggling and hope to “win”.

Tuna patties and balls

I made myself a late lunch – an old favorite, corned beef,egg, corn and rice. Here’s my “recipe” for the dish. When I first began cooking this dish for myself, I did it just with the tinned corned beef, onion, egg and rice. Now when I make it I also include garlic, and tinned corn kernels, for extra texture – I love popping those kernels between my teeth.

Corned beef, egg, corn and rice

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